peoples peoples peoples-
I am on an 02-supplied dell streak. I had just got the thing nicely set up with customised "rooms", widgeted up, a decent selection of 3rd party apps & a choice of keyboards when on saturday morning, those [nice people] at 02 were hijacked by those [nice people] at dell for an OTA "upgrade" to 2.1.
I was half asleep when this happened, but in any case I figured I could re-sync my contacts with outlook via the dell pc sync s/w, & re-acquire my apps if I needed to.
by the time I realised that the first thing was never going to happen, the second one was well underway.
all of a sudden the phone sucks bigly. no custom wallpaper/rooms- just one long strip.
the browser seems to have lost the only useful buttons it had.
the facebook widget is bust.
worst of all (for me, anyway) the photo editor has gone walkies. not hiding, GONE.
so I've spent all day today reading bits of this forum....
it's taken me a great deal of trial & error, & I've almost worn out the little bits of bent tin that hold the back cover on the streak...
but I have finally arrived at a set of instructions that enabled me to get 1.6 back onto the little bugger. I have no idea if it's rooted or not- I just wanted my functions back.
download the stock recovery rom & the two stock update packages from here:http://android.modac...rboot-recovery/
the files you want are the ones with these MD5 checksums at the end:
I suggest getting both versions of the 1.6 package file simply because one of them maybe going to work & the other isn't. trial & error, because by the time your streak is running 2.1, you don't know what build of 1.6 it is/was. mine turns out to be 3883, the second one. older?
(experts- jump in here if I've misunderstood something- I'm a broadcast engineer & android is not my speciality)
having done that, unzip the recovery files into a folder called "streak" in the root of your c drive. yes, use a pc for this- it's easier.
(they will initially unzip as "r1-4399-streak-recovery"; copy all these files to the "streak" folder you create.)
make sure that you can mount the SD in your streak when the usb cable is in. the easiest way to ensure the drivers are present is to install the pc sync app from dell. if the SD doesn't mount, have a poke about in "device manager" & when you are prompted for the driver, browse for it on the pc. it will be there somewhere- "android phone".
start the phone normally & copy the update package (3833 or 4399) onto the SD, making sure that it's called "Update.pkg", i.e. replacing the "Streak_104_4399_21" part with "Update". I understand from reading elsewhere that the upper case U at the start may be important.
then shut the phone down, disconnect the usb, & restart it with the camera button pushed. it should come up with a white screen, with "fastboot mode" in the top right corner. press this, wait a few seconds then attach the usb cable again.
now open a cmd window on your PC.
"cd .." until you are at c:/
then type this: "fastboot-windows.exe -i 0x413c flash recovery c:\recovery.stock.img"
you should see a bit of activity on the phone screen, then "done!".
unplug the usb cable, take the back off the phone & remove the battery. replace it, fasten the back on & restart the phone with both volume keys held down.
select "update from SD" (or whatever it says- the 2nd option) & press the camera button.
mine whinged about "emergency software recovery" but eventually started the update. it took about ten minutes & there was a lot of flashing & then apparent inactivity.
the image you are waiting for is the factory reset image, which is a black screen with a phone lying next to its box.
hope this helps somebody!